At their final press conference the pushing hand bags came out once again although this time it was Liverpool Tony Bellew that got the last laugh.
Bellew pushed Haye into the throat as the pair went face to face earlier today which prompted security and both men’s promoters Eddie Hearn and Richard Schaefer to step in right away.
Bellew proceeded to shout some verbal jousts in Haye’s direction afterwards, as Haye looked more in control than he has done for some time.
Instead he directed a steely glaze across the stage at his Liverpudlian counter part. Biding his time and patiently waiting – no doubt using the incident as further fuel and motivation.
Speaking to IFL YouTube afterwards Haye reacted to the push from Bellew:
Haye appears to be in a much better place mentally than he has been in recent years and looks to be enjoying his boxing once again.
The main concern for him going into the fight is will his injuries suffered over the years in the sport hold up during the bout or came back at him once again.
As for Bellew, he has nothing to lose.
Nobody expected him to win the first time and he’s already mentioned that he’s not a heavyweight, so either way, don’t be surprised if he moves back to cruiserweight regardless of the result on Saturday.